The Bay of Fundy temperature inversion phenomenon
University of New Brunswick
The structure of the atmosphere over Southern New Brunswick is dependent to a great extent on the conditions present in the atmosphere over the Bay of Fundy. The cold waters of the Bay of Fundy, fed by the Labrador Current, provide a steep temperature gradient at the interface between the water and the air above. This gradient is enhanced even more in the summer months when southerly winds blow warm air up the eastern coast of North America. Such situations often result in a temperature inversion (an increase in temperature with height). Through the studies presented in this paper, the required conditions for such situations are explained.